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Woman Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Malibu

The woman is being investigated for felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

A Santa Monica woman is being investigated for a felony hit-and-run that killed a tow-truck driver on Monday at about 9 p.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

The woman, identified as 44-year-old Jill Rose, slammed her Audi into the tow-truck driver, Ronald Carver, 45, as he was helping a stranded motorist, according to KTLA.

Carver was declared dead at the scene, according to Lt. Robert Wiard of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Rose then continued further south on PCH until she crashed into a parked car. The incident is being investigated as a felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Wiard said. 

"She was treated for injuries," Wiard said.

Rose was taken to UCLA Medical Center in critical condition with a brain hemorrhage, according to KTLA. She is expected to survive.

Jessica E. Davis contributed to this report.

Correction: Jill Rose had previously been identified as a Venice resident, but authorities confirmed she is actually a Santa Monica resident.

Judy Lan February 13, 2013 at 03:13 PM
the driver of the car that the victim was assisting wrote this poem: http://kathcim.blogspot.ca/2013/02/you-cant-buy-life.html please pray that she will be able to heal. please pray that the victim's family and friends will be able to heal. please pray that the impaired driver will recover and learn from this experience so she can change her life for the better.
Bill Price February 13, 2013 at 09:37 PM
The driver Jill Rose needs to go to jail for murder period.

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